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GSN 2012 Awards announced: White House deputy of homeland security recognized for leadership at annual gala

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GSN Awards 2012

Hundreds of the best of the homeland security community’s federal, state and municipal government officials, government contractors, systems integrators, IT vendors and physical security product and solutions providers all came together the night of November 29 in a ballroom of the Washington, D.C. convention center to receive accolades.

The GSN awards dinner, which has become a Washington tradition over the last four years, offered a chance for the excellence and civic-minded spirit of homeland security efforts nationwide to be recognized.

GSN 2012 Homeland Security Awards program open for entries

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The Government Security News 2012 Homeland Security Awards Program officially opened for entries on May 1, once again featuring 45 Awards in three broad Categories:Best Vendors of IT Security Products and Solutions, Best Vendors of Physical Security Products and Solutions and the 2011 Government Excellence Awards.

Verint continues to expand security intelligence solutions for education

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communications

Melville, NY-based Verint Systems has announced an expansion of its situation management platform to help higher education environments improve public safety through enhanced security and communications. Recent technology advancements with Verint certified partners AMAG Technology and NowForce provide enhanced capabilities for educational institutions.

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FBI study: Active shooter incidents on the rise

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released a study of 160 active shooter incidents that occurred between 2000 and 2013 throughout the U.S. Among other major findings: such incidents, in the past seven years, are occurring at more than twice the rate they occurred in the seven years prior.

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ASSA ABLOY to debut 75 new products at ASIS International 2014

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access_control_identification

At the 2014 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, ASSA ABLOY will announce the introduction of 75 new products, underscoring the company’s commitment to innovation in the global access control and door opening markets. Founded in 1994, ASSA ABLOY includes 82 brands serving the international commercial buildings marketplace with strong deployment rates in government, education, hospitality and healthcare.

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Security-Net focuses on operational efficiency

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security_services

Exton, PA-based Security-Net, Inc., a provider of security system services, has announced that it has formed a new committee within its organization called OPS-Net to provide greater support to clients and improve customer satisfaction.

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Attorney General Holder announces first drop in federal prison population in more than three decades

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Attorney General Eric Holder has announced that the federal prison population has dropped by roughly 4,800 inmates since September 2013, representing the first time the federal inmate population has fallen, rather than risen, over the course of a fiscal year since 1980. He made the announcement in a speech at New York University Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice.

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